INSAFE SEAT BELT GUIDE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
What it is for and how it works
INSAFE Seat-Belt Guide redirects the lap belt away from the belly of a pregnant woman. It eliminates the danger of putting too much pressure on the belly in the case of sudden braking or traffic accident. Using the INSAFE adapter reduces the risk of the unborn child’s injury in the case of a car accident.
INSAFE prevents the belt’s tendency of sliding up, to the middle part of the abdomen and further to the chest, therefore, it prevents a dangerous phenomenon of so-called “diving” during a collision, which is slipping underneath the lap belt.
While using the adapter, the seat belt does not press the belly and it is not necessary to adjust it repeatedly, which provides the expectant mother with comfortable driving. The adapter is recommended from 2-3 months of pregnancy or if it is noticeable until the end of pregnancy.
Do you know that…
A baby in the womb is protected by waters and foetal membranes just like in a safe bubble. Nature has accomplished everything properly, waters provide freedom of movement and cushion injuries. However, nature could not foresee emergency situations such as incidents and road accidents involving pregnant women.
A woman who weights 136 lb gains such energy on impact as if she weighed 2.5 tons (at the speed of 31 mph). Such energy acts on the seat belts which hold the passenger. If the belt is 2 inches wide, it may be assumed that the lap belt’s pressure on the pregnant woman’s belly amounts from about 0.5 to 1.1 tons. It is as if a rhinoceros or a car was put on the belly for 0.1 seconds. Obviously, such great forces acting on the pregnant woman’s belly can result in placental abruption or direct foetus injuries.
INCORRECTLY FASTENED SEAT BELTS
Pose a threat to the mother’s and child’s safety. During an accident, the mother’s body can “dive” underneath the seat belts.
CORRECTLY FASTENED SEAT BELTS
Enhance women's safety. However, they pose a threat to the child, caused by the pressure of a seat belt on the belly during an accident.
SEAT BELTS FASTENED WITH OTHER ADAPTERS
Offer enhanced safety in the same way as correctly fastened seat belts without an adapter. However, they pose a threat to the child, caused by the pressure of a seat belt on the belly during an accident.
SEAT BELTS FASTENED WITH INSAFE
Significantly enhance the safety of the child and the mother at the same time. They change 3-point seat belts into the 4-point system.
The risk of the unborn child’s injury is reduced
Mom can drive a car comfortably
Universal – fits most car models
To use in the front and rear seats of the car
Patented and tested
Designed and made in South Korea
Very quick and easy installation
Small, easily fits in a bag
Weight is only 1.08 lb
Tests and quality
INSAFE Seat-Belt Guide is a high-quality product. It was entirely designed and made in South Korea – a country famous for advanced technology. The adapter’s base is made of stainless steel, which is 6.4mm thick and coated with soft rubber. The INSAFE base has no sharp edges – it was designed to be safe and ergonomic to use. A project of INSAFE Seat-Belt Guide was carried out with the support of the government organization Seoul Business Agency. The belt and the buckle were tested in terms of strength by FITI Testing & Research Institute in Seoul. Non-flammability and harmful substances (PBB, PBDE) tests have also been carried out. The dynamic seat belt test was performed in terms of accordance with the European safety standard ECE R16 in the TÜV SÜD laboratory.
- The adapter’s belt should be put in the gap between the seat and the backrest,
- Then the belt should be moved underneath the seat. Make sure that the belt is not twisted,
- The end of the belt put through the upper and lower hole of the buckle,
- Tighten the belt strongly by pulling it downwards.
*INSAFE can be used only in:
- the front seats which have a gap between the seat and the backrest (most cars),
- the separate rear seats which have a gap between the seat and the backrest (van cars),
- the rear seats with the possibility of tilting forward (estate cars, SUV and minivans).
|Dimensions of the base||7.5 x 2.4 x 1.6 in|
|Length of the belt||57 in|
|Components||Stainless steel, polyamide, rubber|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|Dynamic test according to UN ECE Regulation 16||TÜV SÜD|
|Destructive testing of the tensile strength of the fastening buckle||FITI Testing & Research Institute|
|Test of electrostatic susceptibility of belt fabric according to Korean Standards KS K 0555||FITI Testing & Research Institute|
|Flammability test according to automotive standard MS300-08||FITI Testing & Research Institute|
|Test for harmful substances according to automotive standard MS201-02||FITI Testing & Research Institute|